Beets are a vegetable that I enjoy, especially roasted, but I do not seem to have them nearly often enough. Because of this I am always looking for new ways to use them and recently I cam by this recipe for roasted beets with caramelized onions and feta on Our Life in The Kitchen that sounded really good. Roasted beets are pretty sweet and they go really well with strong cheeses like blue cheeses, goat cheese or in this case feta. Not only do we have the roasted beets and feta but we keep piling on the goodies with caramelized onions. I would not have thought of using mustard in this dish but after I heard it I jumped right onto the idea, though I did replace the dijon mustard with a grainy mustard which I have been into lately. This roasted beet dish turned out just as fabulous as it sounded! The sweet roasted beet and salty feta flavour combo was fantastic with the tangy mustard adding the perfect bite and the caramelized onions just took it over the edge. It is always nice to find another way to enjoy beets.
Roasted Beets with Caramelized Onions and Feta
- 1 pound beets
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 pound onions (sliced)
- 1/2 cup feta (crumbled)
- 1 tablespoon grainy mustard
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Wrap the beets in aluminum foil.
- Bake the beets in a preheated 375F/190C oven until soft, about 1 to 1.5 hours.
- Let the Beets cool then peel them and cut them into bite sized pieces.
- Meanwhile heat the oil in a pan.
- Add the onions and caramelize, about 20-30 minutes.
- Mix the feta, mustard, vinegar and oil in a bowl.
- Toss the beets in the dressing.
This looks great. I don't make beets nearly often enough. Love the feta addition.
Zoe Sotet Art Studio says
This looks awesome. I once tried roasting beetroot, and I was surprised at how long it needed to be cooked for.
Beauty Muse says
I love beets as well! I usually just go the simple route and roast them with a bit of sugar, salt, and pepper. I'll throw some diced carrots in there too, the combo is delicious!
This looks fantastic, very summery! Thanks for posting the recipe!
We Are Not Martha says
Oh, yum! I love beets! And I obviously love feta. So, yes please!
Nina Timm says
Oh yes please. almost winter, bring on the root vegetables!!
I used to think I hated beets. Then I realized that I hated the way I was being fed beets! My son and I love raw pickled beets and I saw something online that suggested cutting your beets up before roasting them to help them get all caramelized and to make less of a mess. I tried it and I am a convert! I think I'll use that technique paired with this recipe! Lunch this week will be so good! 😀
The Italian Dish says
Score! I'm always looking for new ways to use roasted beets – what a great new side dish! Or main dish, heck. I love the flavor combinations you got going there.
Rosa's Yummy Yums says
Three of my favorite ingredients! Amazing!
That looks very delicious. I love the caramelised onions and feta cheese added. Must be full of flavour.
So I'm still semi-apprehensive about beets even though I like them. I. LIke. Them. Maybe if I write that over and over I'll finally get it in my head.
I really like them with tangy cheeses…sounds really good.
Bellini Valli says
What's not to love about this dish Kevin!!!!
Chef Aimee says
I love the work of caramelizing onions – there is something comforting about standing at the stovetop and stirring them into that golden brown goodness. What a great dish – beets are underrated.
This looks and sounds amazing – LOVE feta and onions, love beets.
I started using a recipe similar to this (the only difference being I use cider vinegar in the dressing) about 6 years ago … people ask for this side dish all the time. I serve it here at home, I take it to parties and it never fails to get people talking and to get people to love beets even more! The Feta is the deal breaker here, although the onions are amazing too. And the beets have got to be roasted as that makes all the difference. A fabulous dish indeed!
I love beets too, and i also don't make them often enough. I think it's because they stain everything in sight 😉 But the mild taste is so worth it. I bet the sweet caramelized onions are the perfect accompanyment to the mild beets with the tang of some feta on top. mmmm!
This looks delicious! I bet it would be nice on a bed of arugula!
We have a salad like that at work and it's one of our most popular. Tasty, tasty.
We don't have beets very often here (as in almost never) but with caramelized onions and feta, I'm sure they'd get well-deserved attention. Healthy, too!
Roasted beets are one of my favorites and I do like them with feta. This looks delicious!
beautiful! I love beets too and have been eating a lot of them lately.
great blog! 🙂
Oooh…I'm not crazy about beetr, but this just hits the right notes with me. Roasted dates are so sweet, they must be perfect with the feta!
Karen Bove says
I'm so glad you enjoyed this recipe. Thanks for the shout out!
Jamie Dougherty says
Your stuff is simply amazing! Every time I visit this blog you've posted something I want to eat. And that is tough to do. Thanks for your wonderful and frequent posts!
Rambling Tart says
Oh hooray! I love roasted beets so much and this is a splendid combination. 🙂 Mmm.
Joey Joe says
I just saw the Good Eats on beets and now I'm definitely making this, if I can find some beets.
Ciao Chow Linda says
love beets any way, shape or form, and the use of feta and caramelized onions makes this really appealing.
Really delicious combo! Caramelized onions make everything better, even things that are already great like beets and feta 🙂
Biryani Recipe says
Looks fabulous. Thanks for introducing it. This is simple and easy. Thanks again.
Thank you, Kevin! Your recipes are amazingI I made this last night and served it over brown rice! So GOOD! I appreciate the time you take to post the recipes an the backstory and do enjoy your blog! Donna in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Brian Fergusson says
I made this yesterday and it was good. Used grainy Dijon mustard, and my wife and I agreed it was just a little too tangy with between the Dijon mustard and the red wine vinegar coming through a bit too strong. Added 2 tbsp of liquid honey and it was just right. May try using apple cider vinegar next time – and there WILL be a next time.